How to find an internship

Many graduates get excited when they complete their studies and graduate; most look forward with enthusiasm to getting a good job, earn good money and start building their lives. However, most find it tough when it comes to finding an internship. Mind you, an internship can be the gateway to permanent employment, it helps you learn, and put to practice what you studied.

Below are some tips to help you find an internship;

  • Internet; start by searching on the internet. In the job vacancies session, you’ll find businesses that have advertised positions for interns. Apply for such, and await their feedback. Nowadays, even the application can be done online.
  • Class mates; you can also get handy tips or leads from those that you have graduated with, or those that graduated before you. Where and how did they find the internship opportunities, speak to them and find out. You could also speak to friends, family, and generally people in a similar line of career as you for more advice and leads.
  • Teachers/ lecturers; teachers and lecturers have immense experience teaching students, and within that long time, they could have formed bonds and professional relationships with major employers. In fact in most colleges and universities, the first top students are helped to get internships from the institution.
  • Wild try; you don’t have to wait for an institution to announce vacancies for internship, before you decide to apply. You can try your luck, and just drop your CV, Cover letter, then await feedback. At times, an institution or employer may not publicly announce internship vacancies, but upon coming across a qualified and talented intern, they will readily create room for him or her.



An internship goes a long way in preparing you for gainful employment; the above tips can guide you in your search for the best internship.